THE SACRAMENTS OF FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST EUCHARIST
Update as of 9/7/23: Faith Formation Sessions (Grades 1-9) will now begin on Sunday, September 24th starting at 10:15am. We will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on Sunday, September 24th at the 9am Mass with a blessing over our catechists. ALL are invited!
Depending on the age of your child, and participation in a formal faith formation/religious education program, preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist at OLV/OLS can take place in one of two ways:
-Catholics who were baptized as infants or young children and under the age of seven, begin their formal faith formation in Grade 1. It is in the context of this ongoing formation that they enroll in this pre-preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in Grade 1 and make the Sacraments in spring of Grade 2. Our Curriculum is "BLESSED" from Dynamic Catholic. Please see Faith Formation Information and Registration procedures below.
- Order of Christian Initiation For Children/Youth that are baptised Catholics over 7 years old, in grades 3-8 that have not participated in any formal faith formation/religious education program, a please contact Caitlin Levine, Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry @ [email protected]| (518) 273-7602 ext. 102.
As a parent/guardian, you are your child's primary religious educator. Your child watches what you do, absorbs your values, and looks to you for guidance. It is through you that your child learns to relate to God and others. Modeling for your child an openness to receiving the gift of God's unconditional love is perhaps the core of your parental responsibility.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, whether or not it is being celebrated for the first time, is a time for the family to become more fully open to the forgiving love God lavishes upon us and its power to heal and change our hearts.
2nd Grade First Reconciliation Preparation will take place during Sunday Faith Formation Classes (Sundays 10:15 – 11:15 am), beginning in September through November. The Sacrament Of First Reconciliation will be on Saturday, December 9th at 11am.
For Guardians and Parents: Visit CatholicMom.com and check out 5 Ways to Prepare your Child for their First Confession!
“The Sacrament of the Eucharist is one of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation. The Eucharist is the ritual, sacramental action of giving thanks and praise to the Father. First Eucharist brings Catholics together to share the Body and Blood of Christ, which is the heart and summit of the Church's life. (CCC, #1407).
Immediate preparation for First Eucharist will take place during regular 2nd Grade Faith Formation sessions beginning in January 2024.
To register for faith formation classes:
To register and pay online, click the link below.
Download the 2023-2024 Registration Form and Photo Release and mail to or drop off at:
Our Lady of Victory
55 North Lake Avenue
Troy, NY, 12180
If registering by mail, remember to include the registration fee ($65 for 1 child | $130 for 2 children | $165 for 3 children | $170 for 4 or more children). If you have a child making a sacrament there will be an additional $25 Sacramental Prep fee.
Caitlin Levine | Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
Peter Ogno | Assistant Coordinator of Youth Ministry
[email protected] | (518) 273-7602 ext. 102
If you are an adult seeking First Reconciliation, First Communion or any other Sacraments offered by the Church please contact us for information about RCIA